Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern will have watched Switzerland’s draw with Brazil at the 2014 World Cup very closely to cast an eye on their latest transfer target.
The Reds have wasted no time in revamping their squad ahead of the new season. Naby Keita and Fabinho have already signed for the club meaning Jurgen Klopp is now on the search for attacking reinforcements. A new winger is a priority to provide depth behind Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane on the flanks.
According to the Guardian, Liverpool are interested in Stoke City winger – Xherdan Shaqiri. The former Bayern Munich winger has a reported release clause in his contract following their relegation from the Premier League. Shaqiri was unable to help Switzerland beat Brazil in their opening group game.
Instead of targeting Shaqiri, Klopp should instead turn to the Eredivisie and PSV Eindhoven forward – Hirving Lozano. Valued at £22.5m by Transfermarkt, the Mexican fired his side to the title, scoring 17 goals and notching 11 assists in the league. His performances earnt him a starring role at the World Cup, and his first goal of the tournament helped Mexico to a historic victory over Germany.
Lozano can play on either wing and is blessed with lightning-quick pace. He is an excellent dribbler that would give Klopp a quality option off the bench or when rotating his squad. The former Pachuca man is still only 22-years-old, his best years are yet to come.
At Liverpool, he could become world-class.
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